Medical workers strike near Queen Elizabeth Hospital demanding Hong Kong close its borders with mainland China to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Winson Wong

Coronavirus: Hong Kong faces escalated medical strike despite government move to expand border closures

  • Hospital Authority says services ‘seriously affected’ as about 2,700 staff skip work in bid to force government into total border shutdown
  • City’s first human-to-human transmission of deadly virus confirmed as 15th patient infected through close contact with her son
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Medical workers strike near Queen Elizabeth Hospital demanding Hong Kong close its borders with mainland China to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Winson Wong
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